Monday, May 30, 2011

Gosh ... where did May go?

I am working on a little project ... this is a six inch square Zentangle ... machine quilted on my domestic sewing machine.  I'm working on "Mooka" next!

It is so cute and so achievable ... I do Zentangle for Quilters workshops too!

Okay back to where did May go ... I have been working on several projects as well as quilting in my Longarm Machine Quilting job (Purrfectly Quilted)

I will have a little tutorial here later this week ... for colour with Zentangle ... a little taster so to speak.

Still a couple of days left in May to get busy ... so happy tangling for now... Jane x

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

More on the Letter "R"

I know this is not a great photograph ... I took it tonight as I thought I would share the progress with you all.

I still have quite a way to go on this ... but it is looking pretty good and that "Mooka" pattern is creeping in everywhere ... also my Mooka Pods with a twist - I have made the pods look like the "Finery" pattern - I love it.

I have also used a pale gray ink to draw more tangle patterns in the background. Lots of shading to go yet.

Enjoy ... Jane x

Molly's a Star Tangler

A little while ago I taught a 12 year old young lady how to Zentangle.   She doesn't have access to an art room as she does school by distance education.  We spent a morning together and I showed her a whole heap of Zentangle patterns - she was a very very quick learner!

This is what she made for her Mum on Mother's Day - isn't it absolutely wonderful.   I think she has used a micron and the Staedtler Triplus fine liners to draw this piece.   It is beautiful - well done Molly!

What do you all think about this - don't you love the stars ....

Happy tangling for now .... Jane x

Monday, May 9, 2011

My Mooka Pod & some inspiration

 Please ... a drumroll for Mooka Pod!

I have been very inspired by Rick & Maria's Mooka pattern and have come up with this variation I call Mooka Pod.   There is no shading on this yet, but it is only a little piece of art - not even as long as a Micron pen.
 It started out like this ... playing around with Mooka ... I really really like this - did I say that already  - lol!
 Last week was AGFEST here in Tasmania ... a very very large (by Australian standards) Agricultural show.  I couldn't resist snapping a shot of these ferns ... do they look a bit Mookerish to you?


 And for my inspiration ... this is my weekend view sometimes ...heaven!
 The kitties like it too.
They always want to go outside ... and spend quite a bit of time out on their harness and leads.









And yesterday it snowed - on Mother's Day no less!  What a perfect ending to a lovely day.

Happy Tangling for now everyone ... Jane x

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

 I have been playing with colour - again!

This is a variation of Zentangle pattern "Squid" along with one of my new patterns "Fysh"  ... they remind me of those sand dollars and star fish you get washed up on the beaches.  

And also my first "Mooka".  This is a darling pattern from Rick and Maria at Zentangle and if you haven't already had a go with it, I recommend it.   I have used both black and brown Pigma Micron's here.  Still have some shading to go.


WORKSHOPS .... I have just returned from Melbourne where I have been teaching at Michelle's Sewing Basket (both beginner Zentangle and Zentangle for Quilters).   These classes were a great success and I am now booked to return to Melbourne to do my two day drawing workshop (Illuminated Letters with Zentangle)  on the 9th & 10th September 2011 ... you can contact Michelle or Jim at Michelle's Sewing Basket as they are my hosts again.

My Newsletter will be out next week and there will be some exciting news about what I am up to ...... so if you haveven't already, sign up for it on my web site http://janemonkstudio.com

Happy Tangling everyone ... Jane x